London Garden Designer

Welcome to London Garden Designer, a friendly, personalised garden design company set up by qualified and experienced garden designer Sara Jane Rothwell.

The London based design practice was established in 2002, where our portfolio of work ranges from small domestic London courtyards, roof terraces and gardens, to full-scale rural landscapes throughout the Uk and Europe. We also collaborate regularly with property developers and architects to produce Landscape plans for large scale developments and new builds. We pride ourselves on the good working relationships we establish and maintain with our clients.

With an emphasis on quality and detail, here at London Garden Designer we work with you to create a distinctive, imaginative yet practical garden to suit your needs and budget, listening carefully to your requirements, ideas and wishes. The distinctive style of our gardens is very much reflective of our close working relationship with the client, ranging from classic to contemporary.

We work with a select group of landscape contractors who carry out our design specifications to a very high standard. All the plants are sourced from specialist nurseries whose quality is assured and for a more instant effect we can bring in mature specimens. Our intention is to ensure a smooth and seamless process through from the initial design concept to the final completion of the garden build.

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Winter Blues

With the promise of longer days , brighter mornings, and the glimmer of sunshine casting beautiful shadows across the frosty lawn, now is the time to start planning your garden for the year ahead.

Early in the year offers the best opportunity to see the garden in its ‘naked’ state, where there may be views to enhance, neighbours to screen or evergreen structure to add.  Endeavour to make the garden enticing at all times of the year, its there to be enjoyed to tempt you out, even on a cold winters day.

Always allow for seasonal interest. I love the moment when the first bulbs start shooting, or when the flowers of Amelanchier appear before any leaves have emerged. Likewise the early heady scent of the unassuming Sarcoccoa often surprises with a powerful aroma as you walk down a road, mingled with Mahonia, and an innocent bank of snowdrops taking credit for the fragrance on offer.

Then come the spring flowers bounding through, cheering us up just when we need it, having survived another long cold winter. Without these wonderful moments a garden would be very static and unwelcoming.


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